The Three Kinds of Essays
1st, we are looking for people to submit essays about topics not yet covered on Earth Chronicle. Our database of information grows as we add new submissions. Submissions can be of any length. They can be as long as a book or a set of encyclopedias. Or it can be as short as providing one piece of information, providing supporting evidence to an argument, or just a citation for an idea expressed in an article; research is very important to us. We’re very eager to locate the origin and development of ideas so anything you know about them is valuable. If you know something that we don’t cover at Earth Chronicle, submit it!
2nd, we’re looking for writing that provide alternate viewpoints or useful commentary about topics that are already written. Is there a different way to interpret some facts? For instance, was the fall of the Roman Empire a good thing? That’s not really one essay, that’s a number of essays, all with very different points of view. If you have a different opinion than what’s written on Earth Chronicle, submit it!
3rd, we’re looking for writing that explain topics that are already covered in a new and interesting way. I may read one essay about why the Fall of the Romans was awful, and be completely confused. However, someone else’s essay may make it perfectly clear. Different people learn in different ways, or understand one way better than another. This could be as simple as writing for different levels of expertise; you would write about a topic differently for a child than for an adult, or for a beginner than for an expert. Perhaps the most important expression of this goal is to translate articles into other languages. If you have a different way of explaining an idea on Earth Chronicle, submit it!